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Rio Ferdinand And Chelsea Captain John Terry Were The Moralising State’s Useful ‘Idiots’

by | 14th, September 2014

QUEEN’S Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand says Chelsea “Legend” John Terry “is the biggest idiot”.

RIO Ferdinand today lifts the lid on the John Terry racism row that ended their international careers.

Did it end their careers? Maybe not because in September 2013, the Evening Standard reported:


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When he retired, Ferdinand insisted his decision would allow younger players to come through but also admitted the threat of injuries and protecting his Old Trafford career were reasons. “That was certainly part of the decision over England,” added Ferdinand, who recently made his 300th Premier League appearance for United.

So. Ferdinand quit England. England did not quit Ferdinand.

And Terry was never given a lifetime ban from playing for England for using “abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour’” which “included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of (Anton) Ferdinand”.

But given that racially abusing Anton Ferdinand was unlikely to in him many friends at the super-racially aware FA  (number of non-independent, black executives on FA board: zero), Terry  retired in 2012, saying:

 “I am today announcing my retirement from international football… I am making this statement today in advance of the hearing of the FA disciplinary charge because I feel the FA, in pursuing charges against me where I have already been cleared in a court of law, have made my position with the national team untenable.”

Terry saw himself as the victim. But he could have carried on.

The Sun adds:

In his blistering new autobiography #2sides, Rio, 35, says they no longer speak after John abused his brother Anton during a Chelsea vs QPR clash on October 23, 2011. And he finds it “impossible to forgive or forget” the pain the ex-England skipper put his family through…

I NEVER truly spoke out about the incident where John Terry called my brother “a f****** black c***”. We were advised not to by our lawyers.


Rio tweeted: “Film of the day: Liar Liar….starring Jim Carey. what a film!!” (sic)

That came after Terry said in his statement: “It’s myself, Anton and Ash (Ashley Cole), nobody else, and I said to Anton, ‘was you accusing me of calling you a black c***?’

Terry admitted he said the words but claimed their tone was sarcastic.

Make your own link.

When Ashley Cole spoke in Terry’s defence, Rio called him a “ choc ice a term with obvious racial connotations.

On twitter a @CarltonEbanks, opined: “Looks like Ashley Cole’s going to be their choc ice. Then again he’s always been a sellout. Shame on him.”

Rio Ferdinand responded: “I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic hahahahahahha!!” He then added: “I’m more a cherry brandy man! Used to go for the twisters too back in the day! Classics.”

Followed by: “Its Sarcasm!”

As we know, sarcasm can be misconstrued as racism.

Cole’s agent Graham Shear stated that his client “wishes to make it clear that he and Rio are good friends and Ashley has no intention of making any sort of complaint…Ashley appreciates tweeting is so quick it often results in offhand and stray comments.”

Well, yes. We should take care not to use things said in the heat of the moment to explain a person’s character. Cole was talking to Rio.

Now Rio has a book to plug. Now he speaks out:

Instead I watched as the court case that followed damaged football and race relations

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